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    DescriptionThe Emergence of Civilisation is a major contribution to our understanding of the development of urban culture and social stratification in the Near Eastern region. Charles Maisels argues that our present assumptions about state formation, based on nineteenth century speculations, are wrong. His investigation illuminates the changes in scale, complexity and hierarchy which accompany the development of civilisation. The book draws conclusions about the dynamics of social change and the processes of social evolution in general, applying those concepts to the rise of Greece and Rome, and to the collapse of the classical Mediterranean world.


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    Title
    The Emergence of Civilization
    Subtitle
    From Hunting and Gathering to Agriculture, Cities and the State in the Near East
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Keith Maisels
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 644 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415096591
    ISBN 10: 0415096596
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSM, 1QDAG
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC22: 939/.4, 939.4
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC classification: DS57
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC20: 935.01
    BIC subject category V2: 1QSM
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS57 .M37 1993
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, JBCC, NHC, NHG
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    65 line drawings, 20 maps
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    09 September 1993
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "A fascinating exposition of a new approach to explain the emergence of civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates valley. Coming from an anthropological perspective, Maisels provides a wide-ranging and penetrating analysis of the developmental process which brought agriculture, towns, and cities into being."-"Religious Studies Review
    Back cover copy
    The Emergence of Civilization argues that our present assumptions about state formation, based on nineteenth-century speculation, are wrong. Charles Maisels integrates archaeology, ecology and textual history into a new anthropological perspective.